The MAT in Art Education at Converse is a minimum of 45 graduate credit hours in art education, studio art, art history, general education, and psychology and includes intensive practical clinical and classroom experiences. The program is designed to prepare the graduate student who is seeking initial teacher certification through coursework and experiences pertaining to teaching Pre-K-12 art students. The program employs the artist/researcher/teacher model to ensure best practices in art education are demonstrated.
The student will be able to:
- demonstrate competencies in art production and art history;
- demonstrate competencies in art education by advancing through the education component benchmarks;
- articulate verbal and written mastery of understanding artistic styles and principles; and
- model the professional components of the field of art education.
*Students who do not have a traditional studio art degree will need to take art area courses on the undergraduate level prior to admission to the MAT in Art Education to make up any deficiencies. Please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Susanne Gunter, to review transcripts and determine needs, if any.
- Unit Work Samples, Teacher Reflective Statements, and additional components of SAFE-T.
- Studio art portfolio of Graduate Exhibition.